Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952.
When he was a boy, his interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. He studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973. Since that time, he has worked on numerous photographic projects. He has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. In 1994 Parr became a full member of Magnum Photos.
BBC ONE 2017 IDENTS BY MARTIN PARR
BBC commissioned British photographer Martin Parr to "capture an evolving portrait of modern Britain in all its diversity" for 2017. New idents would be based around the theme of "oneness" and would feature different groups of people coming together across the UK, united by their shared passions and interests.